U.S. Senator Rand Paul is considered a likely 2016 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, but a Kentucky law poses an interesting question about part of his candidacy.
At the National Constitution Center on Monday, three esteemed judges will discuss the challenges state courts face in charged political environments. Even a cursory pass at the headlines indicates that those challenges are greater than ever.
What did the Founding Fathers really intend when they crafted the Second Amendment? Two leading experts with opposing views, Alan Gura and Michael Waldman, debate the question.
In this commentary from June 2012, Dr. Edward J. Lordan from West Chester University looks at how three presidents used language to convey the need to fight overseas.
Two landmark cases now moving through the courts—including an appeal to the Supreme Court—may carry huge implications for the future of partisan gerrymandering in states across the country.
This is the third of three articles dealing with America’s forgotten first constitution: the Articles of Confederation. In this article, Donald Applestein looks at some of the challenges that arose under the Articles that eventually led to the calling of the Constitution Convention.
What did the Founding Fathers really intend when they crafted the Second Amendment? Two leading experts with opposing views, Alan Gura and Michael Waldman, debate the topic in a spirited discussion at the National Constitution Center.
Lyle Denniston looks at the latest expansion of civil rights, as the National Park Service seeks to identity places and events that have figured prominently in the history of the gay rights movement in America.
As we await the announcement of several major decisions by the Supreme Court, we invite you to submit your questions about the Court, the Constitution and everything in between to Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.
A government official recently took her oath of office on an Amazon Kindle, leading us to examine the rather unique history of public swearing-in ceremonies as part of one’s constitutional duty.